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Candidate questions: ADAM KILNER – NDP

Editor’s note: The Journal invited the six local candidates in the federal election to participate in a Q&A on issues. The answers of the five who participated are presented this week, in alphabetical order. People’s Party of Canada candidate Brian Everaert did not respond. 1 – What do you see as the most pressing issue… Read more »

Future of adult entertainment parlour appears uncertain

Troy Shantz The future is uncertain for one of Sarnia’s last strip clubs. Triple Play, one of only two adult entertainment clubs still operating, went on the market this spring following the death of its owner. Both the business and the building itself at 348 Ontario St. are for sale, confirmed Doug Bain, the broker-owner… Read more »

Take note Exeter, Sarnia’s got its own white squirrel!

Cathy Dobson  Tourism promoters in the Town of Exeter aren’t feeling so bushy-tailed after learning they no longer have the market cornered on white squirrels. In a nutshell, at least one of the rare rodents has appeared in Sarnia, flipping its tail at an unusual tourist attraction Exeter has marketed for decades. Sarnia nature photographer… Read more »

Four new officers add to ‘very large’ police spending hike

Troy Shantz Sarnia Police have unveiled an operating budget that includes a 7.1% spending increase next year. Without change, police spending will rise by $1.6 million to $25.5 million under the spending package approved in principle by the Sarnia Police Services Board last week. “Seven percent is a very large increase to take to City… Read more »

Candidate questions: MARILYN GLADU – CONSERVATIVE

Editor’s note: The Journal invited the six local candidates in the federal election to participate in a Q&A on issues. The answers of the five who participated are presented in alphabetical order this week. People’s Party of Canada candidate Brian Everaert did not respond. 1 – What do you see as the most pressing issue… Read more »

Sinkholes found in wharf parking lot

What was once a sinking ship has sprung a leak. The Sidney Smith Wharf and parking lot at the end of Harbour Road was closed until further notice after two sinkholes were discovered Oct. 3. The holes, about two metres across and on the west end of the wharf lot, appeared when gravel being spread… Read more »

Volunteer paramedics to provide palliative outings

Local paramedics are launching a new volunteer program to provide patients in hospice and palliative care with short outings in the community. Lambton County has donated a dedicated ambulance and paramedic volunteers will provide the patients with medical and emotional support, if needed. The program is supported by the county, St. Joseph’s Hospice and SEIU… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the highest hand you can get in a game of poker?   2 – What now retired NHL player from Lambton County is the only player in NHL history to have both scored over 300 goals and amassed over 3,000 penalty minutes in his career?   3 – What 1995 movie starring… Read more »

Coun. White back in ring for homegrown wrestling show

Troy Shantz Sarnia city councillor Brian White will return to the ring for an open challenge match when professional wrestling returns to Sarnia on Oct. 24. Inception will feature at least seven bouts, including indie wrestling superstar Cody Deaner battling Chem Valley wrestling champ Aiden Prince at the River City Vineyard. The show will be… Read more »